A quiet Sunday in June 1981 finds five of the seven SW1000 D&RGW North Yard switchers neatly lined up - 146 142 141 143 and 145 - 140 was elsewhere in North Yard while 144 was at Burnham Works.
Even at this late date this rather rare unit doesn't have roller bearing trucks.
Former Chattahoochie Valley loco, now shufflin' coal gons @ Widders Crick P'wr Plant.
Heading to spot the pulp sheds, the switcher stands infront of the massive Terrace Bay Pulp Mill.
A BN switcher working down in the West Bottoms district in KC. The building behind the cab burned down in the 1990's and the track was taken out of service in 1995.I think the track in this short ... (more)
Three BNSF SW1000s sit in a yard. Photo taken aboard the westbound Rocky Mountaineer.
SUPPLANTED FAIRLY EARLY BY THE UGLY DUCKLING SW-1001 THESE ARE RATHER UNCOMMON.
A lone Burlington Northern unit waits for an assignment in the yard as a Canadian Pacific unit finishes it's switching duties over to the left. Burlington Northern's taconite loading facility at... (more)
A pair of green switchers shoves a cut of limestone loads from C. Reiss Coal Dock into the Mike's Yard.
BNSF's Rice Point yard can be seen below being switched. Canadian Pacific's Yard is just seen on the left. The bridge leads into Superior, WI. Many industries can also be seen.
Preparing to head east to the CP Yard.
Switching Terrace Bay Pulp.
Smoke billows as these switchers get underway. A crewmember rides the shady side of the last car.
A pair of switchers make their way back to the yard at 28th St with a string of empty grain hoppers.